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making news in america this morning, breaking overnight, a terror attack happening now. gunmen storming a university open fire on students and professors. the details just in. big endorsement. sarah palin returning to the national stage throwing her support behind donald trump. plus, more bad news for hillary clinton. the newest polls showing bernie sanders pulling away. we're live in washington. winter storm in the central plains with another massive storm waiting in the wings. confidence growing for huge snow amounts on the east coast. real-life hero. jamie foxx talking about pulling a man from a burning truck and overnight the embrace with the grateful father.
hey, good wednesday morning to you. we begin with the breaking news. a university under attack stormed by armed militants happening right now in pakistan. >> the dead include students, university staff and at least one professor with at least 80 people shot. officials do tell us that four terrorists have been killed so far. all of the buildings and rooftops at the university have now been taken over by the army there which is now clearing the university block by block. a similar attack in nearby peshawar killed 150 people. most of them there children. we'll continue to monitor this operation taking place in pakistan. the surging poll numbers and big name endorsements rocking the campaigns of both democrats and republicans. >> in iowa sarah palin last night endorsed donald trump with her signature sass and slammed president obama and came down hard on the republican establishment for attacking their own front-runner.
abc's megan hughes joins us from washington with the latest. good morning. >> reporter: kendis, reena, good morning. sarah palin will hit the trail in iowa again today with a town hall this morning and a rally this afternoon as she stumps with trump. >> are you ready to make america great again? >> reporter: could sarah palin's endorsement pull donald trump over the top in iowa? >> he is beholden to no one but we the people of the he's going rogue left and right, man. that's why he's doing so well. >> reporter: the tea party favorite rambled, rhymed, hit the media and through in her favorite phrases. >> it's time to drill, baby, drill down and hold these folks accountable. >> reporter: not everyone is so enthusiastic. "the new york daily news" headline, i'm with stupid. the partnership of the former reality star also bad news for ted cruz who palin backed when he ran for senate. >> regardless of what sarah does
i'll always remain a big fan. >> reporter: the endorsement puts a dent in the attacks on trump's new york values from cruz and rush limbaugh. >> there are a lot of conservatives who think that he is a wolf in sheep's clothing. >> well, i am a real conservative and rush has been terrific to me. >> reporter: on the democratic side clinton has been racking up her own big endorsements like the human rights campaign and planned parenthood but a new poll shows bernie sanders with a 27-point lead in new hampshire. >> the inevitable candidate does not look quite so inevitable as she did 8 1/2 months ago. >> reporter: hillary clinton still has a double digit lead nationally. her campaign is already fund-raising off the palin/trump endorsement saying in an e-mail, quote, make sure this is nothing more than a bad "snl" skit. kendis, reena. >> megan hughes, live in washington. thanks so much, megan. >> speaking of hillary clinton she's playing down what could be another e-mail controversy. an inspector general for the
intelligence community sent a letter to lawmakers saying some e-mails on her home server were deemed even more highly classified than top secret. clinton's campaign says this finding doesn't change the fact that the e-mails were not classified at the time they were sent or received. republican ben carson and his staff are mourning the death of a volunteer. braden joplin died in a car accident yesterday. three others with him were injured when their car turned over on an icy road then was hit by another vehicle. carson suspended campaigning and remembered him as one of the brightest young people he's ever met. the governor of michigan is speaking out about the water crisis in flint. rick snyder devoted mump of his state of the state address to the disaster. he blamed government failure for the lead contamination which left water in flint undrinkable. the water source was switched in 2014 to save money. snyder resolved to fix the problem. >> i'm increasing the support from the michigan national guard
starting tomorrow to ensure that every home we need to visit in flint gets visited as soon as possible. i'm sorry most of all that i let you down. you deserve better. >> amid growing criticism and demands he step down snyder will release his e-mails on the water crisis later today. after some time to adjust to life outside prison the xap tiffs are ready to speak. rezaian is still in good spirits. amir hekmati met with reporters and said his training as a marine helped him get through the 4 1/2 years. >> i didn't want to let my marines, fellow marines down so i tried my best to keep my head up and withstand all the pressures that were put upon me some of which were inhumane and unjust. >> meanwhile, the white house
has former fbi agent robert levinson who was not released may no longer be in iran. that country says it will look for him and the white house says it will hold iran to that promise. levinson disappeared nearly nine years ago while on an unauthorized cia mission. next door in iraq isis claiming another archaeological victim. satellite photos obtained by the associate press confirm the oldest christian monastery in iraq has been destroyed. st. elijah is just a field of rubble. it was 1400 years old, the monastery is the latest of more than 100 religious and historic sites destroyed by isis. in the meantime, that group isis acknowledging the death of the terrorist known as jihadi john. a eulogy of the british born militant has appeared in an isis magazine. u.s. officials said last year they believe he was killed in a drone strike in syria. now to the winter storms marching across the u.s. the first, you can see on radar in the center of the plains, the widespread area of snow from
chicago to nashville, a few inches expected there. a much more serious situation still developing closer to the west coast. a large system moving east, it's expected to develop more over the rockies and into the mid-atlantic. major american cities in the crosshair, baltimore, d.c., philadelphia, new york, possibly seeing significant snowfall this weekend. we will be tracking all of it. >> and folks need to prepare already for that. >> they do. still ahead, what pregnant women should eat to boost their baby's brain power. plus, a growing concern, a mosquito born disease affecting unborn babies. the cdc urging testing as cases emerge in the u.s. and this is caught on camera. a driver refusing to be the victim of a carjacking, fighting
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snow as a mix to slow traffic in the ohio and tennessee valleys greyhound crash in northern california. >> sleeping passengers on the l.a. to san francisco overnight trip awoke to horror as the bus overturned on the rain-slicked highway. one saying the bus was seesawing on the highway median. passengers say the driver appeared to doze off moments before the accident and south san jose. two women died. the ntsb is now investigating. a tennessee local sheriff says searchers have not given up hope on finding a missing 2-year-old alive. even though it's been six days since the boy disappeared. hundreds of volunteers have been braving brutal cold in rural tennessee. some 85 miles east of memphis. the cold last night was a little too much so the professionals took over. the sheriff also says the family is not under suspicion despite what has been put out there in social media. two pregnant women in
illinois have been found to be infected with the zika virus. health officials say the expect apartment mothers had recently visited countries where the virus is located. the cdc recently issued a warning about the virus which can cause severe birth defects in children. it is spread through mosquito bites and found in certain caribbean and latin-american countries. despite previous warnings that pregnant women should avoid certain fish, scientists now say eating some seafood may boost brain developments in their babies. researchers in spain found that three to four servings of fish a week led to higher i.q. scores and decreases in the autistic spectrum and were surprised to find the results especially strong from fatty fish like tuna. >> george clooney says hollywood is moving in the wrong direction and that african-americans have a legitimate beef with the film industry but he says it's not so much a problem of who is being
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>> ♪ >> good morning i'm tamala edwards t it's wednesday, january 20. all eyes are on this weekend's storm. dave murphy is going over new information from overnight. he's got the latest on what could be a significant snowstorm coming to our area. massive fire consumed an apartment building in center city. there's still lingering effects to this area this morning. we have breaking news overseas. at least 20 people are dead after a terror attacks on the university of pakistan. we have the latest there and we're checking your roads. it's all next on "action news." okay, so it's officially tax time and while the irs is taking some new steps to make sure that it isn't scammed taxpayers may not be so lucky. >> crooks are calling people on the phone demanding they pay
back taxes threatening them if they don't pay up immediately. mary bruce has the latest. >> reporter: listen to this call. >> before there is an arrest warrant issued, i want you or your attorney to give us a call back. >> reporter: from someone claiming to be an irs agent telling you to pay up or else. >> within the next hour they will be at your doorstep to handcuff you and put you behind bars. >> reporter: the government launching a new campaign warning you to be on high alert for scammers as tax season begins. melissa dagan says she was conned out of more than $15,000. >> i would like, what can i do to fix this? there is no way i can be arrested. >> reporter: 35,000 victims losing more than $26 million, the number of these calls tripling in the last year to nearly 1 million. even the treasury department's top investigator received a call. >> at the end i had the joy of telling them their day is coming. you called the wrong guy. >> reporter: how do you know it's fake. it's not the irs if. >> if you don't pay money immediately you'll be arrested.
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>> ♪ >> "action news." delaware valley's leading news program. with matt o'donnell, tamala edwards, karen rogers and meteorologist, david murphy. >> ♪ >> good morning. it's wednesday, january 20. >> we are following a developing story. "action news" learned overnight that one person never made it out of a house fire in delaware. >> a man finds his lamborghini torched. now some are asking if this is connected to his former contract to remove confederate monal unitmonuments in new orle. >> accuweather is tracking a return to above freezing temperatures plus a chance for a weekend storm. >> everybody is talking about that potential storm. good morning, it's